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, 2004, when dick jackson, how by frump kin and lawrence frank came out with a book called "urban sprawl and public health." and what that book finally did was put some technical epidemiological meat on the sociological bones that we plan ors have been arguing about and said in no uncertain terms the suburbs are killing us, and here's why, and cities can save us, and here's why. by far the greatest aspect of that epidemic, or i should say of our health challenges in america is the obesity epidemic. it's not that obesity itself is the problem, of course, but all the illnesses that obesity leads to, principle among them diabetes. diabetes now consumes 2 president of our gross -- 2% of our gross national product. a child born after 2000 has a 1 in 3 chance of becoming a die diabetic. we are looking at the first generation of americans who are going to live shorter lives than their parents. that's probably not a huge surprise to you. we've all been talking now for a hong time about the wonders of the american corn syrup-based diet and the 40 ounce and 80 ounce sodas that people are drinking,
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